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January–April 2019

Party

Galette des Rois Celebration

Special Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30–8pm

FIAF Skyroom

Start the New Year the French way with the delicious tradition of galette des rois and cidre!

Performance

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Opera Work-in-Progress

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Based on a true story, Stinney: An American Execution, a bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.

Video Art

Taming Nature:
Animated Perspectives

January 16–February 23, 2019

FIAF Gallery

See recent video art by three exciting women artists from France: Vergine Keaton, Françoise Pétrovitch, and Christine Rebet. Their works explore how nature and humans adapt to changing and sometimes hostile environments.

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Animation First 2019

Fri, Jan 25–Sun, Jan 27

Join us for the second edition of FIAF’s wildly successful festival of French animation featuring provoking feature-length films, exciting shorts, immersive exhibits, video game demonstrations, panels with filmmakers, and much more.

Jacques Becker:
Liberating Cinema

CinéSalon
Jan 8–Feb 26

With richly detailed worlds, indelible characters, and a humanist outlook, Jacques Becker elevated genre filmmaking to an art form. This retrospective features some of his most celebrated films along with lesser known gems.

HD Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

NY Premiere
Ballet HD Screening

Sunday, February 3, 2019
1pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Screening will be introduced by Adrian Danchig-Waring, NYC Ballet Principal Dancer and Director of the NY Choreographic Institute.

Featuring four contemporary choreographers’s work for the Paris Opera’s resident ballet company, this diverse program includes James Thierrée’s take-over of the Palais Garnier’s public spaces, Crystal Pite’s dazzling The Seasons’ Canon, Iván Pérez’s premiere for ten male dancers and Hofesh Shechter’s new version of The Art of Not Looking Back.

Tasting

Bubbles & Joy:
Champagne & Macaron Tasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7pm

FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF for a special tasting featuring six premium Champagnes and discover the tradition behind the best sparkling wine in the world. Champagnes from Ayala, Besserat de Bellefon, and Laurent-Perrier, will be paired with sweet and savory macarons by Thierry Atlan.

HD Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Les Contes d’Hoffmann

NY Premiere
Opera HD Screening

Sunday, February 24, 2019
1pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Screening will be introduced by conductor Joseph Colaneri.

Tenor Ramón Vargas stars in Offenbach’s episodic romance Les Contes d’Hoffmann in a spectacular production directed by Robert Carsen and conducted by Paris Opera’s Music Director Philippe Jordan. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta.

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TILT Kids Festival 2019

Mar 2–31

TILT Kids Festival returns for a fourth edition with adventurous art for all audiences. Join us for theater, music, dance, visual art, circus, and more by celebrated and innovative French, Francophone, and American artists.

Screening & Talk

A Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Screening at 5pm
Conversation with Adam Gopnik at 6pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us for a special evening with celebrated French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert. A screening of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert (2017) will be followed by an exclusive conversation with Ms. Huppert and journalist Adam Gopnik.

FIAF:Cinema

Girls of the Sun

Weekend Screenings

Friday–Sunday, April 12–14, 2019
Friday–Sunday, April 19–21, 2019
2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A French journalist bears witness as the “Girls of the Sun” battalion prepares to liberate their town in Kurdistan from the hands of extremists.

Hosted by FIAF

NEXT STOP

Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 7pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30pm & 7pm

NYC Department of Education Theater Program presents NEXT STOP, an original musical created by inspired and creative public school teens from the All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble. A team of professional theater artist educators guided the teens as they created this original work.

Performances

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12

Based on a true story, Stinney: An American Execution, a bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm

An international best-seller, Maylis de Kerangal’s poetic medical masterpiece The Heart is a stirring race against time that unfolds over the 24-hour deadline to transplant a human heart. See a special 300th performance of the award-winning play adapted, performed and directed by French actor Emmanuel Noblet. In French with English supertitles.

Kids & Family

FIAF First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, FIAF invites members, students, and friends to our Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine.

Rendez-Vous:
Valentine’s Day Theme

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for Valentine’s Day themed-games and a wine tasting presented by Gabriella Fine Wines.

Rendez-Vous: Fromage Edition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for conversation, a special cheese and wine tasting, and fromage-themed trivia!

Rendez-Vous: Member Night!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30–8pm

On May 7, we’re celebrating Member Night at FIAF First Tuesday! Join us for conversation en français, wine, and the CinéSalon screening of Love Blooms featuring a Q&A with director Michaël Dacheux. Members AND their guests can attend for free!

Rendez-Vous: Les Voyages

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for a special travel-themed evening with wine and games!

At the Library

Practice your French in the FIAF Library!

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm

Join fellow FIAF Members at monthly book groups in the Library and explore French literature while honing your language skills. You’ll read and discuss, en français, books chosen from a variety of genres—biography, fiction, non-fiction, and more.

Events in Montclair

Join us in Montclair, New Jersey for wine and conversation evenings, art exhibitions, and film screenings for families.

Festinema Junior 2019

Monday, March 11– Sunday, March 17, 2019
Press & Teacher Screenings: February 19–21

Festinema Junior, a French film festival and educational program geared toward children and teens will present screenings from March 11 to 17 for families and school groups at Montclair Film, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair Art Museum (MAM).

Rendez-Vous in Montclair:
Special Francophonie Edition

Friday, March 15, 2019
6–9pm

FIAF Montclair invites you to a special Francophonie edition of Rendez-Vous! Preview artist Serge Hamad’s new exhibition, dance to live performances by Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza and Violette, and enjoy wine and delicious Haïtian snacks while you mingle en français.

Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception

March 15–April 11, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Temporal Perception, a new exhibition by French-Algerian artist Serge Hamad. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-7pm.

FIAF Montclair
Spring Open House

Sunday, March 24, 2019
1–4pm

Join us at our spring open house in Montclair — enjoy free French classes for all ages and save on memberships and upcoming spring and summer classes.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, April 12, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

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Crime Against Nature

Opening Reception
Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm

On view through May 9

FIAF Montclair presents Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm.

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